Masdevallia munae Luer & R.Barrow 2005 SUBGENUS Polyantha SECTION Alaticaules SUBSECTION Alaticaules [Krzl.] Luer 1986

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Common Name The Muna Masdevallia [A town in Peru]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in central Peru at elevations around 2400 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 2, loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical-obovate, subacute, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a slender, erect, triquetrous, 4.8" [12 cm] long, successively single, few flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a bract in the lower third and has a thin tubular floral bract.

Synonyms Alaticaulia munae (Luer & R.Barrow) Luer 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Alaticaulia munae;